domain time not syncing
Posted on 2013-05-23
i have a single domain with 3 sites. everything is working fine except that at site 2 the time on the local domain controller will not sync with the PDC at site 1.
each site has it's own domain controller. site 1 is connected to site 2 via private line. site 1 is connected to site 3 via VPN at our firewalls. site 2 and 3 cannot communicate directly.
users on the domain at site 2 are pulling incorrect time from the DC at site 2. on the DC at site 2 a w32tm /monitor recognizes a time mismatch between it and the PDC at site 1, but a resync does not fix the issue.
i went ahead and added the PDC at site 1 as a manually added peer, but resyncing still does not fix the issue...
to temporarily fix the issue i did a net time \\DC@site1 /set. i've had to do this twice within the last 3 months. any ideas why the DC at site 2 is not pulling time correctly? i've checked and UDP traffic on port 123 is allowed across our private link, so its not a traffic/routing/networking issue.
many thanks in advance.